European Federation of Journalists

Investigative journalist physically attacked in Kosovo

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) joins its affiliate the Association of Journalists of Kosovo (AJK) in condemning the physical attack against investigative journalist Parim Olluri in Pristina on 16 August 2017.

Parim Olluri, who is also the executive director of portal, was attacked by three unknown men while he was going home with his partner around 10 at night. The attack happened in front of his apartment in Bajram Kelmendi street in Pristina. Olluri was beaten up causing light injuries. His partner was not harmed but lost consciousness as a result of the attack. Both were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

The EFJ and the AJK call on the Kosovo authorities to conduct a swift investigation into the attack of the journalist and his partner. The police affirmed that the case is currently under investigation.